Knight Upright Piano £1300

We are pleased to offer yet another Knight upright piano at our Dorset showroom, in great condition for a used piano. The veneer finish is Mahogany with an open grain and has very few knocks and scratches on the case for its 1977 year of build.

 

Knight designs

Knight continuously innovated with their designs which is why many of Alfred E Knight’s designs are still used today at The British Piano Manufacturing Company factory.

Keys

The keys were made from solid bass wood, selected for strength and lightness.

Frame

The frames in Knight pianos where built on the girder principle which has twice the strength of frames fitted to the average piano. Knight designers dispensed the bar brace in the treble section which claimed to have eliminated the “bad notes” which normally occur on each side of the treble break bar. The frame was anchored to a four post quarter sawn beech back, with the soundboard secured between the back and the iron frame. The exceptionally sturdy method used by Knight in the construction of their pianos ensures superior stability of tone and strength.

Case work & veneers

The veneers used by Knight were sourced from many parts of the world including West Africa, South America, the United States, France and Burma The matching and cutting of these exotic veneers by skilled craftsmen in Knight’s factory resulted in the most attractive casework. Gradually over the years Knight perfected the cabinet and without doubt their method of using high quality selected veneers on shaped and banded core stock produced great stability. Modern synthetic glues were used throughout and represent an enormous improvement on the old animal glues, which are subject to deterioration in today’s centrally heated homes, schools and public places.

Soundboard

Light European mountain grown spruce was used to fashion the soundboard in all Knight pianos. The close grained wood used by master luthiers has more resonant characteristics than any other timber and is a major factor in the sensitive response of the Knight. The finished soundboard was air seasoned, kiln dried, then coated with a special moisture proof varnish, which also enhanced the tonal properties. Knight used a double carved main bridge that was laminated and capped with quarter sawn beech. This method of construction eliminates dissipation of the vibrations which take the line of least resistance and follow the laminations.

Knight K10

The bass strings in the K10 are designed to cross the treble strings at a greater angle, so the strings are longer than most other pianos of this height. This extra length allows the Knight K10 to match the tone and volume of bigger upright pianos such as the Yamaha U1 which is why they are a firm favorite of piano teachers, tuners and music institutions.

Knight K10 (slimline) dimensions:

Width 140 cm

Depth 54 cm

Height 114 cm

We are pleased to include our 5 year warranty and one free tuning if within 60 miles. We can quote separately for delivery.

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